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Nepal Rugs: A Historical Rug Making Tradition


Rugs from Nepal originally came from Tibet, making them fall under Tibetan and tribal rugs. Their history dates back to the 16th century and reached its recognition when the British invaded Tibet in the 19th century. The rise of rug production, however, began in the 1970s, in which small wool area rugs and other larger pieces were produced by natives and shipped across Europe. The demand for these tribal rugs then increased across the world.

Sheep’s wool from Tibet was the most common material used for creating tribal area rugs from Nepal. These Tibetan rugs eventually sourced other kinds of wool from different parts of the globe such as wool from India and New Zealand. Wool or a mixture of cotton and wool was the primary material used for the weft and wrap, while the piles were made of wool and silk. The texture of these rugs was coarse and opaque, making them suitable for cold environments and keeping anything warm.

Purchase Artisanal Nepal Rugs from Cyrus


Cyrus Artisan Rugs offers a fine selection of artisan rugs from Nepal that are available in various sizes and designs. Our collection consists of masterpieces made by our home designers as well as internationally acclaimed brands in the industry such as Safavieh, Tufenkian, and Ralph Lauren Home to name a few. We have a wide selection of hand-knotted area rugs with an array of colors and patterns that are guaranteed to breathe life and beauty to your living space.